Top 4 signs it’s time to upgrade to Opera 3

Released in the year 2000, Opera II has now reached it’s 17th year in circulation and is beginning to display the unmistakable traits of being, in the nicest way possible, a little bit too old. 

Opera II had a good run, but after over a decade and a half you can understand why Pegasus have decided it’s time to retire the stallion and back a new horse, so to speak. Consider all the technological advances that have been made since 2000 – it’s not fair to expect Opera II to keep up. I mean, you wouldn’t use Windows 2000 Professional still, would you?

That being said, we love Pegasus software but we just think it’s time to embrace the contemporary. And with so many updates and new features provided in the latest installment of the Opera range, it’s easy to see why so many have made the switch.

So if you’re an Opera II loyalist, I’m afraid it may be time to reconsider your allegiance.



Opera 3 is the wave of the future and Pegasus have added a host of new features that mean 3 simply out-classes II in pretty much every single area you’ll be using it in.

So it’s time to ask yourself if you should be upgrading. Do any of these sound familiar?

1) You’re not getting enough data from your reporting tools

2) You feel like you haven’t got full control over your financial management processes


3) You’re worrying about the security of your data

4) You think you’re wasting time on complicated tasks that could be automated

If you’re nodding your head in agreement well it’s time to upgrade. But don’t worry, upgrading is easy, get in touch and I’ll talk you through it myself – arusted@hbp-group.co.uk.

But let’s take a closer look at these 4 signs you need to upgrade and delve into what it is exactly that Opera 3 can do for you.

1) You aren’t getting enough data from reporting tools

If you feel as though you aren’t getting enough data from your reporting tools, then you’re probably right. You aren’t. Opera II is a fantastic piece of software, but its reporting tools leave much to be desired in comparison to Opera 3. The extensive functionality of data reporting and analysis help make Opera 3 the powerful and practical Accounts Package it is.

2) Your software lacks financial management control

A lack of control can be frustrating in any situation, but when it’s control over your company’s finances and accounting then it’s time to worry, you can’t afford to take a chance on something that doesn’t work 100% for you and your business. Opera 3 has a range of features that allow you to tailor your experience and gain complete control and flexibility over your financial processes.

3) You’re worrying about security and backup

This is a big one. You can’t risk losing your data and your sales records at all – imagine your PC breaks and 15 years of sales, profits and payroll records vanish into the void. This is a nightmarish situation that no one wants to be in. So breathe a sigh of relief, upgrade to Opera 3 and embrace the automatic Cloud Backup. With this your data will be stored in the cloud where you’ll never have to worry about it.

4) You’re wasting time on tasks that could be scheduled/automated

Scheduling tasks to be automatically completed month on month is the greatest time-saver Opera 3 has to offer in our opinion. Prepare your processes ahead of time and schedule them to be completed automatically at the end of the month, year – whenever you want. It’s a huge advancement on Opera II and means you can really allocate your time better when working with the Pegasus software.

To talk to one of our experts about upgrading to Opera 3, call us on 01724 400300 or contact me directly at arusted@hbp-group.co.uk and I’ll talk your through the process!